We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Kids and Families

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).



Spring Vacation Adventure Camp

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Kids can spend their spring school vacation exploring our watery world in this special series of fun activities at The Maritime Aquarium.

The programs are filled with age-appropriate activities, experiments and animal encounters. There’s a different theme each day for younger kids (ages 6 to 9), who can attend one, some or all five days ... you decide! Older kids (ages 9-12) take part in our popular week-long “Junior Marine Biologist” program.

Programs meet from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day. Bring a bag lunch, a snack (packed separately) and an appetite for adventure. Spring Vacation Adventures are $100 per day or $435 for the full week. Pre-Care from 8:30-9:30 a.m. is $20 a day or $75 a week. Extended Care from 3:30-5:30 p.m. is $35 a day or $145 a week.

There are no refunds, except when the Aquarium has to cancel due to facility closing or under-enrollment. Once your child has enrolled, there will be a $25 fee to switch days. Space is limited and programs fill quickly! Advance reservations required. Call (203) 852-0700, x 2206.

Bring a lunch and a snack (packed separately). Make sure you pick up your child on time. (A late fee of $15 for every 15 minutes after pick-up time will apply.)

Please use one form per child! Mail registration form to: Reservations Department, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. For more details, call 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.

You’ll receive a confirmation packet that includes a parent information field trip form, and required medical forms.

You can also fill out the forms below and either fax to 203-852-8132 or e-mail to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

As a Connecticut state-certified camp, we require health exam forms for every child. Children bringing medications require an authorization of medication form for each medication.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-up sales.

pdfMaritime Aquarium_Admin of Meds.pdf

pdfMaritime Aquarium_Health Exam.pdf

pdfMaritime Aquarium_Behavior Contract.pdf


Financial Assistance is available. Click below to download the financial aid form. You can either email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , mail to: Reservations: 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854 or fax to: 203-852-8132.

pdfIndividual Financial Form



Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound

and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,

it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science,

and environmental education.


10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation


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